Just a few days ago, we posted a warning about a new Twitter spamming and hacking scam via Direct Message.
Guess what, we’ve found another one! Be wary of the following Direct Message through Twitter:
Here is a preview of the message:
Don’t click on these links and be sure to send a message @ the individual that sent it to you if it is from a known Twitter account. If not, be sure to unfollow, report as spam to Twitter, and block this user.
Luckily, unlike Twitter, Tinyurl is aware of the issue and here is the message you receive if the link is clicked on:
There are a large number of users on Twitter that rarely check their Direct Message Inbox, and not many Twitter users monitor their outbound messages.
If you find that your account is sending these out, be sure to promptly change your password and delete the spam Direct Messages.
You might want to monitor your followers count as well and reach out to any of those that received the spam message to clear up any confusion.
We began receiving these today around noon, so beware and Happy Tweeting!
Written by: Sara Paxton, managing partner, CTO, and Social Media Officer of Evans Media Group, Kansas City’s Social Media Agency, a boutique agency located in Overland Park, KS that specializes in traditional marketing, social media marketing, online marketing, and public relations.